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Nobel laureates urge world to help rape victims in conflict

OSLO: Nobel laureates Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad called on the world to protect victims of wartime sexual violence in their Peace Prize acceptance speeches yesterday, slamming indifference to the…

Israeli child sex network busted

BOGOTA: Colombian police have arrested six Israelis on charges of running a sex tourism operation that exploited underage girls. After a two-year investigation, Prosecutor General Nestor Humberto Martinez said agents…

‘I can’t breathe’ were Khashoggi’s final words: CNN

ISTANBUL: Journalist Jamal Khashoggi repeatedly told his killers “I can’t breathe” during his final moments in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, CNN reported yesterday. Quoting a source who said they…

A year after IS defeat, Iraq in throes of political crisis

Iraq’s political elites now at loggerheads BAGHDAD: A year since Iraq announced “victory” over the Islamic State group, the country finds itself in the throes of political and economic crises…

Amir calls for end to media campaigns that sow discord

Saudi king urges regional unity against terrorism at GCC summit RIYADH: HH the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said yesterday that “malicious media campaigns” will never succeed…

Syrian girl born without legs walks on new prosthetics

SERJILLA, Syria: Eight-year-old Maya Merhi had to struggle around a Syrian displaced persons camp on artificial limbs made of plastic tubing and tin cans. But now the girl, who was…

Amir heads to Saudi Arabia for Gulf Cooperation Council meet

KUWAIT: HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah will depart today to Saudi Arabia, heading the Kuwaiti delegation for the 39th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Riyadh. Yesterday,…

Turkish court frees airport workers detained over protest

ANKARA: Turkish judge Wednesday ordered the release of 31 Istanbul Airport construction workers detained since September after protesting their working conditions, labor unions said. “The court has announced its decision:…

Suicide bomber kills two in southeast Iran city

Gunmen killed after attempting to storm police headquarters TEHRAN: A suicide car bombing followed by an armed assault killed at least two people and wounded many more outside police headquarters…

EY urges GCC to automatize taxes, train staff to face new challenges

Kuwait, Qatar and Oman undecided on date of VAT implementation KUWAIT: Ernst & Young (EY) Senior Tax Partner for the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), Sherif El-Kilany, said…

Dubai rebuffs Kuwait bid to release funds

DUBAI: Dubai’s ruler has resisted efforts by Kuwait to release nearly $500 million in frozen funds at the heart of a money laundering probe straining relations between the two Gulf…

Saudi king invites Amir to GCC meet; Qatar invited too

KUWAIT: Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani yesterday delivered a written letter from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud to HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah…

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